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Police, soldiers, Election Day workers to vote November 25

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 8:41 AM
Special services voters comprising the police, soliders and Election Day workers usually vote ahead of the rest of the population.

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced that Election Day workers, police and soldiers are to go to the polls on Friday November 25, three days before the rest of the population votes in Jamaica's 16th local government election.

The Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday announced the November 28 election date.

In the meantime, the EOJ says Jamaicans will be voting on the old Voters' List since the election has been called before November 30 when the new list was due to be published.

It also says with the focus now on preparing for the November 28 election, the publication of the new Voters' List has been pushed back to December 31.

This means that Voter Identification Cards will become available by the end of January 2017.

The EOJ also says of the $1.3 billion budgeted for the holding of the elections, it expects to receive approximately $220 million by Monday, November 17.